Pigeon and Pigeonette is a book about the friendship that develops between a large blind pigeon and a little pigeon whose wings are too small to carry her. Left behind for the winter by the other birds, the two pigeons throw in their lots together, sharing stories and dreams while combining forces in their attempt to conquer flight.
A delightful story about a beautiful friendship, Pigeon and Pigeonette is also about trial and error, believing in yourself, falling out of huge trees again and again, and never giving up.
In other words, it's about the two coolest pigeons in the entire universe.
Pigeon is a very very strong bird, with big wings. So you would think he would be superb at flying, right? Well, he would if he could see! Unfortunately, Pigeon is blind. But maybe Pigeonette can help him?
Did you know that Pigeon has family living abroad? No? Well, he does have family in New Zealand, which is a beautfull country down under. It's absolutely packed with plenty of birds twittering your head off!
So if you see a pigeon who looks like this 'New Zealand Woodpigeon', then it might just be a distant cousin of our hero!
Pigeonette is a little cunning bird. She's got loads of energy, and twitters all day long. Pigeonette is very smart, with eyes sharp as an eagle but very short wings.
Those little wings can carry her no further than a foot. Just like Pigeon, she can't fly on her own. But wait, maybe Pigeon can help her to fly.
Sarah Verroken was born in Belgium (1982) and has a Master’s degree in visual arts/illustration. After completing her studies she joined Dirk in New Zealand, where she works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.
Her biggest source of inspiration is nature and more specifically for this book the New Zealand Pigeon: the biggest, clumsiest pigeon one can imagine. And with a little more imagination, it might even wear a white sleeveless shirt!
Sarah’s first book, Feeling Sad, about a sad little duck trying to find a way to feel better, has also been published by Enchanted Lion Books.
Dirk Derom was born in Belgium in 1980. After graduating as a social worker and as a Master in philosophy, he left for Wellington, New Zealand, where he currently works as a postgraduate in neuropsychology.
Sometimes he tries to escape the tunnels of science and wanders off, trying to reshape reality through words.
We would like to thank the following people, without whom it wouldn't have been possible to create this website nor the book: